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The NRA called on the government to check whether bump stocks for guns are legal

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) issued a statement early Thursday afternoon saying that it was calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to review whether bump stocks, like those used in the shooting in Las Vegas earlier this week, complied with federal law.

The NRA also took the opportunity to point out that the Obama administration had approved the sale of bump fire stocks on two occasions. The organization also said that repeated calls by lawmakers for more gun control were unfortunate given that such measures would be ineffective.

The NRA's role in politics and its historical dealings with the federal government have been subject for discussion on social media in the wake of the shooting.

The shooting in Las Vegas has galvanized some lawmakers to action.

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